Franco Baldini, who left his post at AS Roma on Wednesday, is now set to become Tottenham's new technical director, according to the BBC.

Baldini has been linked with Tottenham ever since he left his post as assistant manager for Fabio Capello and England in 2012. However, at that time he decided to join Roma instead.

Roma confirmed earlier this week that they had ended the relationship by mutual consent, the Italian was the general manager of the club.

He is tipped to join Spurs' head coach Andre Villas-Boas because of his previous relationship with the Italian at Porto and Inter Milan, where they both worked with new Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Villas-Boas feels he needs a technical director in order to have a bridge between the coaching staff and the board. Baldini will be expected to take control of some of Spurs transfers and help Villas-Boas identify players to take the club to the next level.

Tottenham have had previous directors such as Frank Arnesen, who left to join Chelsea, and Damien Commoli who ex-boss Martin Jol fell out with over transfer targets.

Despite this Villas-Boas does not foresee these problems again with a new technical director being appointed. This will signal the return of the continental structure at Spurs. 

Baldini could be a success at Spurs. His previous experience in the English game by being the assistant of Capello for England will be extremely useful.

Some of Baldini's successful signings at Roma include Mattia Destro, Vassilis Torosidis and Panagiotis Tachtsidis. Spurs fans will be hoping for players of a similar calibre.   


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